Estonian Human Rights Centre starts with a new program of Human Rights Ambassadors. In this program we are looking for people from communities across Estonia who want to promote human rights near their home, at work or at school.
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
Human Rights Ambassadors are volunteers who care about the security of their community and respect the equal dignity of every human being. Ambassadors share information on human rights and organize thematic events, and keep the Estonian Human Rights Centre’s team up to date with the concerns and joys, challenges and opportunities of human rights in their community.
Estonian Human Rights Centre offers Human Rights Ambassadors the opportunity to be part of the human rights movement in Estonia and gain new insights on human rights developments. Human Rights Ambassadors share the values and mission of EHRC, whose vision is to become an effective and competent leader of Estonia’s human rights movement by 2020. Human Rights Ambassadors have a key role to play in achieving this vision.